Examples of custom-made veterinary medications and dosage forms:
The compounding pharmacist, working closely with the veterinarian, can prepare medicine into easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals will devour, whether the pet is a cat, dog, ferret, bird, or snake. Various flavors are available to each animal, i.e. cats like tuna and dogs like beef. Other examples include: grape, apple, chicken, tuna, beef, strawberry, and watermelon.
It is very rewarding when helping a pet get well becomes a pleasant time for the owner and pet, rather than a stressful experience.
Solving Dosage Problems
Animals are individuals and unique. They come in different shapes and sizes, and as a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for your pet. Veterinarians do not always have access to dosage forms and strengths that are needed to treat a particular pet. Working with the compounding pharmacist the veterinarian can prescribe a formulation that is exactly right for your pet’s size and condition. For example– Dosages can be very tricky with dogs– an antibiotic that works for an 80-pound Golden Retriever is far too much for a six-pound Yorkie to handle.
Commercially Unavailable Medicine
From time to time, a manufacturer will discontinue a medication used in veterinary applications. When that medication has worked well for the animal, a compounding pharmacist can obtain the pure bulk pharmaceutical and prepare a prescription for the discontinued product– at a dosage strength and dose form appropriate for that pet’s specific needs.
If you have a
pet that is sick or has a chronic
illness and you have difficulty with administering medication, have your
veterinarian give us a call. A caring
veterinarian working closely with a compounding pharmacist can result in the
improved health and happiness of your pet.